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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Bill" William TOOLE

Employed by the Blackburn Aeroplane Company at their Middlesbrough Works in Yorkshire, England [5: 14-Feb-1936]
Left England for Australia in 1921 and worked at the Ascot Aerodrome in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia for 4½ years [5]
On the conclusion of his employment with the Ascot Aerodrome he left Sydney and shifted to Western Australia [5]
Worked for East-West Airways in Perth and then doing diesel constructional work on mines in the goldfields [5]
Left Perth and shifted to Carnamah around the start of February 1936 [5: 7-Feb-1936]
Motor Mechanic for Ivan JOHNSON at the Farm Service Station in Carnamah in 1936[5: 7-Feb-1936] [88]
Attended the Smoke Social of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the R.S.L. in Carnamah on Wednesday 11 March 1936 [5: 20-Mar-1936]
He had been engaged to find the cause and repair a De Soto six touring car that had a habit of catching on fire while being driven [5] [88]
     Himself and Alfred E. LUTZ of the Inering State School took the car for a test drive on Sunday afternoon 15 March 1936 [5] [88]
     Near Bowman's Hill on the Carnamah-Perenjori Road a discharge noise was heard coming from the engine [5: 20-Mar-1936] [88]
     They stopped and LUTZ opened the bonnet to discover the engine was in flames, after which he quickly got out of the car [5]
     Left out of control the car rolled backwards in flames for 50 yards, and was burnt to the ground [5] [88]
     At 2:30 p.m. on 15 March 1936 he reported the accident to Constable Alan O. FIEBIG at the Carnamah Police Station [88]
     The car was property of Harold BARNETT, manager of the North Midlands Farmers Co-operative Company in Three Springs [88]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William Toole' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 May 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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